Lippy and Blush Hauls

8:11 PM

Oh MAN I am tired. It's been a pretty fast and fun day. I got to meet Christian Siriano earlier today and happily got his signature on one of the shoes he designed. I'm sure most of you know this but he is TINY. Seriously, like 5'4" or something. Plus, his face is smaller than mine, and I have a really small face! He has a micro-face. He's like a cute olive-eyed puppy and I want to take him home with me.

I was really excited because although I don't currently have cable TV, I actually did watch the season of Project Runway that he was on and wanted him to win from the beginning. The person I want to win never wins on those shows except for him so he has a special place in my heart. When I get my pics back from a friend, I will definitely post it up for you all. I want to post it all together. :D

So getting back to beauty stuff, I've been going through my pics and have found a couple small hauls that I haven't posted yet. They actually contain some of my current favorite beauty items so they are pretty important to share, I think!

The first is a small lippy haul from

I bought Jelly Pong Pong Lip Sorbet in Lychee Fuzz, which is a heavy gloss. The color is a bright coral and it feels pretty nice on the lips but I am not a huge fan of the smell. It has a faint hint of grandma-lipstick scent that I'm pretty sensitive to. It also seems to make my lips peel after wearing it so it hasn't exactly landed on my favorites list.

The other two items I bought were Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipsticks. These I was incredibly impressed with. The texture is creamy and really long-lasting without being drying. One of my favorite attributes of this lippy is that it smells like fresh, sweet mango! Just mouthwatering and super high quality. And do I even have to mention the packaging? It totally oozes class and sexiness with the shiny gold embellishment and mirrored cap.

9 Pink Caress is very pink and is cool-toned on me. The color is pretty and quite bright but would look best with a cool eye and cheek to match, like blues or purples. It would actually probably look better on someone who isn't as yellow-toned as me but I wouldn't say it is un-flattering.

13 Peach Passion is my hit-out-of-the-park. I have come to LOVE this lipstick. I would never have thought that orange lipstick would look good on me but my yellow undertones actually worked in my favor this time! It turns out to be a lovely nude-peach shade on me. I can imagine this not looking great on someone with pale or pink skin, but I am personally a little obsessed with Peach Passion.

Here are some really bad swatches in artificial and natural light. Cloudy days = pics that lean too cool, while the artificial light made it too warm. It's really something in between and a bit less saturated.

And of course coupon codes that came with the goodies.

My second haul is from Hautelook, which is one of those invite-only sites that have designer stuff on major discount. (Click here for an invitation.) Rock and Republic cosmetics had a sale on there for 50% off, so I had to snatch up a couple of Contrived Pressed Blushes (orig. $40 each) which are absolutely superb. I got the mini mascara as a freebie, which I think will be going in my upcoming giveaway.

Huge, weighty, and high-quality. I bought each for slightly less than a NARS blush, but for literally twice the amount of product. Even at full price, this would've been worth it compared to NARS.

This shade is Call Me, a serious dupe for Nars Orgasm, but more pigmented. I LOVE this color and have been wearing it almost everyday.

Kinky is a matte hot pink that is also considerably pigmented but not as much as Call Me (which works better for actual blush application in such a bright shade!) See how giant it is? It feels so rewarding to just hold these. I'm sure they will last forever!

Swatches that are so pretty they make me squeal!

If you can come across any Rock and Republic Contrived blushes or YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks on sale, I highly recommend grabbing them when you can. It's still really pricey but my LAWDY can you get this kind of quality and packaging anywhere else? You get bang for your buck with these brands in terms of pigmentation and lasting power. Nothing low end can touch these products, in my opinion, so it is worth a splurge.

Okay, it is getting super late so I am going to go to bed but I will leave you with this question: What high end products do you think are worth the splurge?

Let me know in the comments!

Love you guys~

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  1. ooooooo sexyyy :) jealous of your YSL lippie!

  2. I LOVEEEEEEEE YSL Lipsticks! I'm always scared it will run out because it's so soft! Rock & Republic! I only own one thing from them, thanks for the link babe! What a sweet post!!!!

  3. izumi: The YSL lippie was only like $23 on beauty ticket! Still really expensive for me, but it's soooo worth it! :)

    Steph: I apply it lightly and rub it in my lips with my fingertip so I don't use too much. It's so pigmented anyway, but I know what you mean about them being soft. You need to recommend me more colors!

  4. Wowwwww, lovely hauls! The peach passion lipstick looks soooo pretty. Can't wait to see FOTDs with your new toys!

  5. your face isn't that tiny!!!

  6. Anonymous: LOL!!! Of course, if I have a pic a couple inches from my face it isn't that tiny, but it is small in real life. I am very short! My aunts and cousins never want to stand next to me in pics cause they say I make them look like they have big faces. T.T

  7. Oh I don't think the link works, you need Lingerie Pink! The name is sexy too ; )

  8. Steph: Oops, thanks for letting me know! I updated it. :) I'm scared lingerie pink will look white on my lips! But I suppose if it looks good on you, it MAY look OKAY on me. Maybe. :P

  9. I love the YSL lippies!! It's expensive but worth every penny. I have 3 of them now, and I want more. ;)
    I think shiseido also worth the splurge. The quality of their products are superior!! My all time favorite brand!

  10. Wish I have spare money to splurge on make-up.. I have a kid already so I can't afford to buy these kind of stuffs!

    Anyways, Its my 1st time in your blog.. Hope we can be friends!

  11. GREAT haul! I'm always curious about Rock and Republic cosmetics... have to go get some :) YSL lippies are so yummy and the colors you pick are so pretty, would like to see how they look on you!

    Thanks for the coupon code :D

  12. Jen, where did you buy your eye charm tape

  13. great products you have there, i really like the blushes especially "call me" so naturaleee

  14. nice lippies! I love the colors :)

  15. I want to try the YSL Rouge Volupte lippies so badly! The packaging is gorgeous so pretty. I really like the lipsticks you got!


    Kate Gene

    P. S. You look like a Korean model! :)

  16. YSL products are always worth the splurge because of the quality and mainly the WONDERFUL SMELL! If you haven't already noticed. I love their skincare to makeup. I just recently got their matte compact powder and it's so awesome!

  17. I just got the YSL Peach Passion too & it's wonderful. ^^ Any suggestions on what to pair it with in terms of makeup on the eyes/cheeks?